Designer Spotlight: Giambattista Valli

GIAMBATTISTA VALLI 

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Hailed as the Valentino of his generation, Giambattista Valli has been blessing runways in Paris with elegant and sophisticated designs.

After debuting in 2005, Giambattista Valli’s collections have gained a large following among socialites and celebrities. Born in Rome, Italy Valli’s “passion for fashion” started at a young age. He understood how a silhouette could help a designer obtain certain identity. He got his first job in fashion working with Cecilia Fanfani planning couture shows in Rome. Then, later landed a job in public relations with Roberto Capucci which led to a promotion to design staff.

Giambattista Valli Fall 2017 Couture Collection
Giambattista Valli Fall 2017 Couture Collection | COURTSEY OF VOGUE.COM

The Italian designer and founder of the Giambattista Valli designer label is responsible for the creative directions of both the Ready-To-Wear and haute couture collections. The Paris-based Italian couturier, not only has an impressive resume to boost his credentials but has A-list clienteles to back it up.

Rihanna in a red dress
Rihanna attending the 2017 ‘Valerian and The City of a Thousand Planets’ London Premiere | COURTESY OF RED CARPET FASHION AWARDS/ VOGUE.COM/GETTY IMAGES

From international superstars like Rihanna and J.Lo to actresses Lupita Nyong’o, Jessica Biel, Penélope Cruz, Natalie Portman, Amy Adams and Julianne Moore, just to name a few. Giambattista Valli is a seasoned expert in dressing an impressive list of high-profile women while making it all appear effortless.

Rihanna wearing a baby pink dress.
Rihanna wearing Giambattista Valli couture gown at the 2017 ‘Valerian and The City of a Thousand Planets’ LA Premiere | COURTESY OF RED CARPET FASHION AWARDS/ VOGUE.COM/GETTY IMAGES

Even human rights lawyer/activist Amal Clooney-who should be noted for being the most fashionable in her league-has been seen frequently wearing Giambattista Valli.

Amal Clooney wearing red floral Giambattista Valli couture dress
Amal Clooney wearing red floral Giambattista Valli couture dress | COURTESY OF GETTY IMAGES/STEVE GRANITZ

The Italian designer, who shows are in Paris, does exceptionally well at dramatic dresses with daring with experimental proportions and volume. Valli incorporates a feminine touch in his designs. Some of his known methods include the use of ruffles and well balanced sharp architectural lines. Since 2012, his gowns have made 100 red-carpet appearances.

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(L) RIHANNA WEARING GIAMBATTISTA VALLI TO 2015 GRAMMY’S, (R) GIAMBATTISTA VALLI S/S ’15 | COURTESY OF GETTY IMAGES (2)

Giambattista Valli is known for being the frontman of revolutionizing and restoring couture to contemporary relevance. Valli has done this by using prolific young clienteles who feel that he understands them and women’s fashion.

Diane Kruger, a longtime friend of Valli stated, “Giambattista loves women, and I mean in the real, ‘no, we don’t all fit a size zero’ way. His clothes flatter a woman’s shape. They make us feel beautiful.”

JENNIFER LOPEZ WEARING A YELLOW GOWN
2016 GOLDEN GLOBES JENNIFER LOPEZ WEARING GIAMBATTISTA VALLI FALL’15 COUTURE GOWN | PHOTOGRAPHER: JASON MERRITT/ GETTY IMAGES

Valli is in an enviable position. He is among the minority of non-French designers granted the honor of a membership in the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture. The others include Elie Saab, Giorgio Armani, and Donatella Versace.

Lupita Nyong'o in a purple Giambattista Valli Couture dress
Lupita Nyong’o in a Giambattista Valli Couture dress – 2015 Golden Globe Awards | COURTESY OF STYLE.COM & GETTY IMAGES

Expect more jaw dropping and effortless elegant designs from Giambattista Valli. He’s proven that his creations do not upset as seen in his latest collections.